The Houston Chronicle featured my mom in last weekend’s gardening section! We spent a fair amount of time in the garden while I was in Texas (check out the cabbage and broccoli) so she was telling me what she planned to tell the reporter and I agreed: definitely mention the bunnies.
“Ten years after Evelyn Saugier and her husband, Kent, moved from New Jersey, they realized the fall garden is an option in Texas. Although they dutifully plant spring crops, for her, the fall garden is the way to go. No bugs, less heat and harvests well into spring.
In October, the couple will plant lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas and perhaps beets. Broccoli and cabbage also may be in the mix.
The Saugiers are composters, but Evelyn says their best gardening experience may have been converting a former bunny hutch into a boxed garden.
‘That stuff made great fertilizer,’ she says (“Vegetable gardeners forging ahead, planting fall crops” by Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, September 3, 2011).”